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Training to Unlock the BEAst-in-I: Monsters of the Mississippi Prep


#766

Cheap as. To be fair I’d be buying something like a power bar or something so might set me back a bit more


#767

Yeah Axles run cheaper because honestly its just fancy schedule 80 pipe with rings welded on for collars. Regular barbells are well manufactured pieces of lifting equipment. I was looking at barbells too but they run minimum $150 for a used one. Rogue’s boneyard ones start at $175. Not a priority right now to get one though.


#768

The generic Australian made brand barbells are decent in most of the gyms I’ve been to. Also nice if the gym has a deadlift bar but anyways I think while I’m going to someone else’s gym it’s not worth to buy your own barbells.

Maybe if I ever get a home gym I’ll have a half decent power bar to start things off because it’s used for everything. I don’t mind paying a couple of hundred for something that’ll last pretty much forever.


#769

We have some straight garbage barbells at the gyms I go to. Luckily some of them got Ohio Power Bars late last year, early this year. Run into some Pendlay bars and Ivanko bars once in a while though. Now my biggest want is a Log though.

Once I have the space I plan to do a home gym, but thats a few years off


#770

Deadlift bar? My favourite but would be the second thing purchased


#771

Never used one, so it would be a little ways down my personal list.

Log
Space
Rack (Probably a convertable yoke.)
All arounder bar
Plates
Farmer’s Handles
Stone Mold
Deadlift Bar


#772

This is starting from scratch and not counting like a space for the gym or floor mats or something? This is fun thinking but I find it hard to order things. Maybe dis

Essentials
Platform/Flooring
Full Squat Rack + Initial Attachments
Stiff bar
Plates
Adjustable Bench
Deadlift Bar

Secondary
Adjustable DBs
Monolift Rack Attachment
Dip Attachment
Cable Attachment/Machine
Back Raise/GHR
Deadlift jack
Collars (lol don’t even need these)
SSB
(Already got an exercise bike)

A fancy customisable rack would be cool so I can stick all kinds of stuff on it.

Need to hit up that Eleiko dealer too who said he could put me on a long term payment plan which doesn’t work out to too much per week.


#773

I kind of forgot about bench, shows my priorities lol. I would need an adjustable as well because of Incline. I would also need something akin to plyo boxes. Personal thing I would also like a bunch of Kettlebells, fun training tool that I wouldn’t want to lose access to. If they weren’t so god damn expensive I would like competition KBs just so the levers of the lifts don’t change each week. I would also like some other specialty bars like SSB or Cambered but that would fall really far down the list.

I got one of those deadlift wedge things that fits in your gym bag, life saver. Don’t even need a full deadlift jack.


#774

Monsters of the Mississippi Prep

Really shitty session, failed reps, almost tore up my shit, and shit myself twice.

Axle Deadlift
x 1 @ 400

Deadlift
2 x 2 @ 415
x 1 @ 415

So the first set of 415, I lost my footing and danced with it. Second set I full on shit myself still got both reps. Third set I full on shit myself again, I could have gotten the second rep but shitting myself again took me out of it. Had to go home and change.

x 3 @ 295

Pause Front Squat
x 3 @ 245 (+2 rep PR)
3 x 5 @ 155

Fitness Bag Ext
3 x 4 @ 300

Started warming up for the Duck Walk and I just decided to can the session.



#775

Bruh lol


#776

Monsters on the Mississippi Prep

Log Press
4 x 4 @ 132
3 x 3 @ 117 (Pause)

Felt garbage

Incline DB Bench Press (SS) Chinups
x 5 @ 70/hand (SS) 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, (7)
3 x 10 @ 50/hand

Last set was with a band under my feet.

Incline Tricep Ext (SS) Zottman Curl
6 x 10 @ 80

Lateral Raises (SS) Band Facepulls
3 x 25 (SS) 3 x 25


#777

Monsters of the Mississippi Prep

Front Squat (SS) Knee Jump
4 x 4 @ 235 (SS) 10 @ BW

DOH Fat Grip DL
2 x 1 @ 215
2 x 6 @ 165

Deficit Deadlift
3 x 4 @ 345

Stepup
2 x 2 @ 245
x 6 @ 245

Leg Press 2 x 20
Single Leg RDL 1 x 12 @ 45
Back Ext 2 x 10 @ 70

Did the single leg RDLs while waiting for the back ext to open up and then just didn’t do as many reps on it to compensate.


#778

Incline Bench (SS) Gymnastics Rings Pullups
4 x 4 @ 150 (SS) 5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4 4

KB Full Clean + Hang Clean + Strict Press
10 x 2 + 1 + 10 @ 45/hand

Really happy with how this turned out. With the progression I had planned I wouldnt have done this for 5 more weeks.

Cable Rows 4 x 11
French Press x 6 @ 100
SA OH Ext
@ 30 x 12
@ 20 x 19
@ 15 x 30
Zottman Curls 4 x 15
Laterals (ss) Rear Delts 3 x 30


#779

Monsters of the MIssippi Prep

Deadlift
x 0 @ 450
x 5.8 @ 405

Moved the 450 go up a week in a misguided attempt to save time tonight. Missed the last rep of 405 at lockout. Not happy at all.

Pause Front Squat
x 2 @ 255
x 1 @ 275
3 x 2 @ 185

Pretty happy with this.

Fitness Bag Ext
3 x 5 @ 320

Not going any higher on this, its getting really difficult to set up. Its gotten to point that setting this up is harder than the lift itself.

Duck Walk
@ 263 x 1
@ 273 x .8

Over contest weight

Arm Over Arm Sled Push
2 x 2 @ 135



#780

Monsters of the Mississippi
Went through landing mechanics in the Advanced Strength and Conditioning class today, feel like we did enough that it could impact recovery, so I am notating it just in case.

Log Push Press
4 x 3 @ 137
3 x 3 @ 117 (Pause)

Incline DB Bench (SS) Chinups
x 3 @ 75/hand (SS) 7, 7, 6 (Light band)
3 x 8 @ 55/hand (SS) 3, 3, 1 (BW)

Incline Tricep Ext (SS) Zottman Curls
3 x 6 @ 85 (SS) 4 x 15
2 x 13

Laterals (SS) Band Pullaparts
3 x 32


#781

I’m a fat pig so my landing mechanics involve my knees exploding


#782

I did fine for the most part until we got to single leg stuff, then it got a little janky. Especially trying to one legged hop over a kettebell.


#783

Updated weight chart for competition since they had to fiddle with the weight classes. I am in the middleweight category. I feel good about everything minus the Overhead Medley.


#784

Parkour


#785

Monsters of the MIssissippi Prep

Front Squat (SS) Knee Jump
4 x 4 @ 240 (SS) 9 @ BW

DOH Fat Grip DL
x 1 @ 205
x 0 @ 230
2 x 6 @ 160

Deficit Deadlift
3 x 5 @ 315

Stepups
x 10 @ 250

Leg Press 2 x 20
Back Ext 2 x 11 @ 135